Director since 2018
Director in Class I (term expiring in 2022)
Kirkland “Kirk” B. Andrews is executive vice president and chief financial officer of NRG Energy, Inc., a Fortune 500 leader in integrated power. He leads all of NRG’s corporate financial functions, as well as plays a key role in executing the company’s capital allocation strategies and financing its repowering initiatives. In addition, he helped lead NRG’s transformation plan, which achieved significant cost and operational improvements across the company.
In March 2020, Andrews was elected director of Evergy, Inc., a regulated utility holding company. He serves as a member of the company’s audit committee, power delivery and safety committee, and strategic review and operations committee. Prior to his current role, he served as a director for NRG Yield, a subsidiary of NRG, from 2012–2018 and as its executive vice president and chief financial officer until 2016. He also served as chief financial officer of NRG subsidiary GenOn Energy, Inc.
Andrews joined NRG in 2011 after a successful 15-year career in investment banking, serving as managing director and co-head of the Power & Utilities—Americas group at Deutsche Bank. Before that, he served Citigroup Global Markets as managing director and head of its Power Mergers & Acquisitions group and subsequently headed its North American Power Investment Banking Group. Over his banking career, Andrews led numerous large-scale strategic, debt, equity and commodities transactions. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.